CANSCAIP
Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers<br>La société canadienne des auteurs, illustrateurs et artistes pour enfants
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Join CANSCAIP

Founded in 1977, CANSCAIP is a National Arts Service Organization dedicated to the celebration and promotion of Canadian children's authors, illustrators and performers and their work. We provide promotional and networking opportunities to over 400 professional Members and over 600 Friends (associate members) across Canada, making us the largest organization in Canada supporting creative work for children and young adults. Canada's writers, illustrators and performers for young people have achieved great success both here and around the world, and the efforts of CANSCAIP have been important in encouraging that success. Join us to become part of an exciting and creative future.

What you will get:
  • Stay up-to-date on everything new in Canadian children's literature.
  • Get biographical and bibliographical information on all your favourite children's artists.
  • Network with others who care about children’s literature.
  • Learn how experienced authors, illustrators and performers work.
  • Get tips on writing, marketing, illustrating and doing presentations.
  • Get your work critiqued by a CANSCAIP mentor.

Members

CANSCAIP Members are traditionally* published authors, illustrators and professional performers.

*What is traditionally published? Publication through a recognized Canadian publisher, or major and recognized international publisher. E-publishing by a major publisher qualifies; self-publishing (whether POD or e) does not, including through sole-propietorship companies. 

Each CANSCAIP Member receives:

  • CANSCAIP News e-quarterly and CANSCAIP e-minutes monthly.
  • a biographical page in the CANSCAIP Members Directory on this site.
  • regular meetings in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and other locations across Canada.
  • access to the Members' Listserv (optional), our popular email chat group.
  • access to CANSCAIP Regional and Artist Reps who will answer your questions about the world of children's culture.
  • free CANSCAIP e-publications:
    • What to Look for in Your Illustrator's Contract.
    • School Visits: A Guide for Authors and Illustrators.
  • an updated e-directory each year of Members' addresses and websites.
  • full voting privileges.
  • participation in CANSCAIP's Critique Exchange Forum, exclusive to Members and Friends only.
  • the ability to post information about events, awards and new creations on the CANSCAIP blog.
  • commercial liability insurance coverage when doing a school or public venue performance.
  • the option to join the Writer's Coalition insurance plan.
  • opportunities to become a paid Mentor, promote your work at CANSCAIP national book launches and much more!

Member Fee: $85 CDN yearly

Click here for a CANSCAIP Full Membership brochure (Adobe PDF). (Click here to download a free version of Adobe Reader.)

Friends (Associate Members)

Friend (Associate) membership is open to all supporters of children's culture including librarians, teachers, designers, parents, editors and publishers, as well as aspiring children's authors, illustrators and performers and those who self-publish.

Each Friend receives:

  • CANSCAIP News e-quarterly and CANSCAIP e-minutes monthly.
  • regular meetings in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and other locations across Canada.
  • a special Friends section on the website with helpful articles for beginning writers, illustrators and performers.
  • access to CANSCAIP Regional and Artist Reps who will answer your questions about the world of children's culture.
  • a chance to have your work critiqued by a CANSCAIP Mentor (for an additional fee).
  • participation in CANSCAIP's Critique Exchange Forum, exclusive to Members and Friends only.
  • the ability to post information about events, awards and new creations on the CANSCAIP blog.
  • the option to join the Writer's Coalition insurance plan.

Individual Friend fee: $45 CDN yearly
Institutional Friend fee: $45 CDN yearly

Click here for a CANSCAIP Friend brochure (Adobe PDF).(Click here to download a free version of Adobe Reader.)

Application

For Member application information, click here. To apply to become a Friend, go to our online application

Or contact:

CANSCAIP
720 Bathurst St., Suite 504
Toronto, ON M5S 2R4
CANADA
416-515-1559  office@canscaip.org

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